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Author Topic: Journey to get Dedra back on the road.....  (Read 21617 times)
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toby2449
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« Reply #30 on: 24 June, 2010, 07:47:06 PM »

ah you're far too modest Brian! yeah i agree, belts kinda terrify me, the thought of it going wrong terrifies me!!! But when i get the belts done, i'll go the whole hog & get the tensioners & water pump. Guy i work with does all the work on his own BMW 5 series, including belts etc... so might get him to quote me!
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« Reply #31 on: 01 July, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »

I've finally got a day off work, so tomorrow i'm going to change the rear lights (well thats the plan!) & if the weather holds up (we had 12 hours of non stop rain yesterday!) i might even take the suspension apart & see whats what!
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« Reply #32 on: 02 July, 2010, 12:05:32 AM »

I've finally got a day off work, so tomorrow i'm going to change the rear lights (well thats the plan!) & if the weather holds up (we had 12 hours of non stop rain yesterday!) i might even take the suspension apart & see whats what!
OH Dear! Glutton and Punishment spring to mind Shocked

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toby2449
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« Reply #33 on: 02 July, 2010, 09:27:33 AM »

you might have hit the nail on the head there!! Grin
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« Reply #34 on: 02 July, 2010, 01:48:44 PM »

lights done! can't believe how big a difference they make! Now i just have to figure out how to get the connectors from the new lights to fit the cars original connectors...


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« Reply #35 on: 03 July, 2010, 12:35:29 AM »

Looks great, can you not remove the connectors from the old block to fit in the new, or failing that cut & splice the cables.

Brian
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Lindsay
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« Reply #36 on: 04 July, 2010, 05:31:23 AM »

Those facelift lamps make such a difference to the Dedra. Good call to do that!
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toby2449
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« Reply #37 on: 04 July, 2010, 08:28:55 PM »

gonna take my time with the wiring, the last thing i wanna do is mess it up, didn't really get a chance to look at it today, hopefully will during the week.

i can't quite believe the difference the lights make, i always liked the originals, but got a brochure on the revised dedra off ebay, & thought, oohh they're nice, i wonder.... Grin

I took a bit of a chance though, couldn't find the 4 door version of the rear lights, could only find the estate's lights, but had a close look & took a chance on the 4 door & estate using the same rear lights, thankfully they're spot on!
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toby2449
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« Reply #38 on: 24 July, 2010, 06:37:14 PM »

finally we got some dry weather so back outside to do some more work, replaced the motor for the windscreen wipers, tested it &......nothing! Checked the connections (theres only two) all ok, checked the fuse, & it looks ok, any ideas what could be the problem???
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« Reply #39 on: 24 July, 2010, 11:05:04 PM »

finally we got some dry weather so back outside to do some more work, replaced the motor for the windscreen wipers, tested it &......nothing! Checked the connections (theres only two) all ok, checked the fuse, & it looks ok, any ideas what could be the problem???


Earthing?

Brian
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« Reply #40 on: 25 July, 2010, 02:19:34 PM »

erm, how do i test for that?? Huh?
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« Reply #41 on: 27 July, 2010, 09:07:06 PM »

Nice to see the new red lghts on a white car they look good. I spoke to Tony about the mod to the connecter I couldent quite rember what we did with them. It invulves removing the clip on the male connecter on the car then the plug wil fit. Are you in Dublin ? you could call and have a look at the car.
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toby2449
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« Reply #42 on: 28 July, 2010, 08:26:39 PM »

cheers dave, i had looked at the clips & thought about removing them but better to be safe than sorry! Not in Dublin, born in Dublin alright, but moved to Longford about 6 years ago, but thanks again!
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« Reply #43 on: 06 August, 2010, 08:48:19 PM »

well had to move the Dedra today as we're getting some work done on the garden behind the house, & the digger couldn't get through. She sounded rough, very lumpy, mis-firing, & when i got half wau around the house she died, took a while to get her started again & had to rev the nuts off it to get it to move again, & there was more smoke than i'd like out of the exhaust (there is a black covering on the ground where the gases come out of the exhaust when i had to rev her hard) Now i realise that she hasn't properly moved in about 4 years but i'm a bit worried there could be alot more work & expense in getting her back in proper working order.
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toby2449
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« Reply #44 on: 09 August, 2010, 07:24:32 PM »

might have been a bit over dramatic there!!! I ran the car for a bit yesterday & she seemed much better, i just have to remember she hasn't done any running for 4, maybe 5 years, & she's not gonna be perfect!! oops!
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